Moldova Eyes Blockchain IDs to Help Curb Child Trafficking

The Eastern European nation of Moldova is mulling the use of blockchain technology to help combat child trafficking in the country.

To discuss possible blockchain-based solutions to the growing issue, digital identification experts from the U.N. Office for Project Services (UNOPS) attended a meeting this week in the Moldovan capital, Chisinau, a Reuters report states.

The lack of official identification documents puts rural children especially at risk of trafficking, according to the report, with fake IDs being used to move them across borders.

Reuters cites Yoshiyuki Yamamoto, UNOPS special adviser for blockchain, as saying the technology could be used to provide immutable, unfakeable digital IDs based on biometric data.

Mihail Beregoi, state secretary for Moldova’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, told the news source: […]

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